822- Managers in horticulture
Managers in horticulture
Managers in horticulture plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.
Managers in horticulture perform some or all of the following duties:
Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of nurseries and greenhouses
Establish the environmental conditions required to grow trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and design planting and care schedules accordingly
Determine type and quantity of stock to grow
Supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock
Identify and control insect, disease and weed problems
Develop marketing plans
Provide information to customers on gardening and on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
Order materials such as fertilizer, garden and lawn care equipment, and other nursery and greenhouse related accessories
Hire and manage staff, oversee training and set work schedules
Maintain records on stock, finances and personnel.
Completion of a college program in horticulture is usually required.
Experience as a nursery or greenhouse supervisor is required.
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X